Definition of thermionic in English:


Line breaks: thermi|on¦ic
Pronunciation: /θəːmɪˈɒnɪk


Relating to electrons emitted from a substance at very high temperature.
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  • The thorium dispersion enhances thermionic electron emission, which in turn improves the starting characteristics of gas tungsten arc welding electrodes.
  • Electricity can be generated by the thermionic effect, that is, the use of dissimilar metals can cause electrons to flow in the presence of heat.

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